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Computer looking for a non-exsistant drive

When I boot my computer up, I get a screen that says "Diskette drive 0 seek failure, Press F1 to continue" I can press F1, and computer works fine. The system seems to think it has a floppy drive. I have tried to remove it, but every time I reboot, it shows back up. The system has never had a floppy, I don't have any jump drives, mp3 players, etc; hooked up, just a printer.

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  • wildtiger399 Feb 01, 2009

    Already changed the BIOS to boot from HD first. Disconnecting printer made no difference, still get the error message. Running Windows Vista Home Prem.

  • Dreamornaut
    Dreamornaut May 11, 2010

    Also, what OS are you using? Windows XP, VISTA or something else.

  • Dreamornaut
    Dreamornaut May 11, 2010

    Does it continue if you diconnect the printer?

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Restart, press f2 on dell logo, it will take you to system setup, in sys setup, enter into std. cmos features, in that you will find drive a, i will list some drive statin 1.44m bla bla, change it to none, thats it!!! no need to change the hdd boot order

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Hi, the reason why you are getting the message is because the bios is set to seek the floppy disk and the setting is enabled and to resolve that you just need to disable the option on the bios

Entering the System Setup Program

  1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  2. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.

  3. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again.
Set the boot order to boot to the hard drive
And for the complete manual please visit http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xlob/dtg/en/systemse.htm#wp1211060

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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F2 Scroll down to "Drives" and open the menu. choose "Diskette Drive" and turn it "Off".

Posted on May 19, 2008

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My guess if it's new is that it doesn't have a floppy drive but thinks it should.

Enter BIOS setup by hitting F1, F2, Del or similar at startup (there should be a message saying Press <some button> to enter setup).

Then it will depend on your BIOS (they're all different) but you either want to tell it there isn't a floppy drive or tell it not to check for one, or tell it not to display errors if it doesn't find one.

Unfortunately all BIOS's are different so I can't tell exactly what setting you're looking for.

James

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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try to go to bios set up..then change the boot order..in the boot tab,,change the "first boot" label with hard disk..then it wont seek for floppy again..

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Boot into setup by pressing F2 or F10 depending on your bios and disable the floppy drive setting.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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try to go to bios setup and change the boot priority for the devices, by setting first priority to your Hard Disk , and then your CD Rom and last to the floopy disk..

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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Hello,
You can disable that by changing the boot sequence of your computer.
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